Munich International Airport, officially known as Franz Josef Strauß International Airport, is the second-busiest hub in Germany, processing nearly 35 million passengers each year. Located 17.7 miles (28.5km) northeast of central Munich, the facility is connected to the city by efficient public transport links, making it a convenient gateway to one of Germany's most interesting cities.
The airport is made up of two terminals, connected by a tent-style structure that contains shops, restaurants and other business and recreation facilities. The airport is clean and modern, with efficient service and friendly staff. In fact, Munich International Airport won Best European Airport six times between 2005 and 2011 by research company Skytrax.
Flights to Munich International Airport come from all over the world, including major cities like Athens, Moscow, Bangkok, Cancun, Toronto, Dublin, Mauritius, Rome, Tokyo, London, Atlanta, Dubai, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris.
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) north east of the centre of Munich.
Getting to the city
Frequent commuter trains run by day and most of the night to various Munich stations, including the main stations for connections to major European cities. Taxis are available, as are buses to many regional destinations and the main train station. It takes about 20 minutes by train and about 45 minutes by road to reach the city centre.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Tel: +49 (0)89 975 00. Flight Information: +49 (0)89 975 213 13.
Car hire companies represented include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Taxis are available, as are buses to many regional destinations and the main train station. IsarFunk Taxizentrale operates services form Minuch airport. Tel: (089) 45 0540. The journey time to the city centre is approximately 45 minutes and costs around €35 to €55.
The airport has several restaurants and bars, duty free and other shops, shower facilities and a pharmacy. ATMs and currency exchange desks are available in Arrivals and Departures. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking in lots P5, P7, P8, P26 and P35 is €8 for the first hour and €4 per hour up to €25 per day for the first seven days (subsequent days are €5 up to a maximum charge of €195). Lots P1-P4 are €30 per day after seven days, and P20 after five days. Long-term parking is cheapest in lots P41, P51 and P81, at €14 per day for the first three days, a flat rate of €50 for up to a week, and €2 per day up to 21 days.
Flights to Munich International Airport are available via Adria Airways, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Malta, Air Vallée, Alitalia, Atlasjet, Condor, Continental Airlines, Cyprus Airways, easyJet, Egypt Air, Emirates, Finnair, Germanwings, Iberia, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Norwegian Air shuttle, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, South African Airways, Aegean Airlines, Spanair, Sun Express, Thai Airways International, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.
Wifi is available for a fee through T-Mobile.
There are conference facilities for events and exhibitions in the Munich Airport Centre, and the Municon business service centre has 35 presentation rooms for up to 120 people. Additionally, there are six airline and two airport lounges that provide business services like phone, fax, printing and copy facilities, as well as internet-ready workstations.
Munich International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.